Our Fund 

The GK Fund was founded by Colette Phillips, Michael Benezra, and Andre Porter in December of 2019 to close the racial wealth gap by facilitating access to capital, technology and mentorship for startups and small businesses BIPOC founders. The fund is supported by a dedicated network of foundations, corporations and individuals. Through its portfolio of integrated programming and partnerships, the fund helps promising BIPOC founders build connections, secure loan capital, receive a website and connect with angel investors, family offices and venture capital firms. 


Our Founders

Board of Directors

Jay Gonzalez


Hinkley Allen

Dr. Priscilla H. Douglas

Chair, Board of Trustees Boston Public Library

Herby Duverné


Windwalker Group

Founder & Partner

RISE Together

Saskia Epstein

VP of  Community Affairs

PNC Bank

G. Ryan Ansin


Revolutionary Clinics

Fmr. President

Family Office Association

Anuradha Yadav

Executive Director

Startup Mentors 

Hon. Evelyn Murphy 

Fmr. Lt. Governor

Founder of the WAGE Project

Geoffrey Caraboolad

President and CEO

Metric Construction

Rick Musiol Jr.

VP of External Affairs 

New England Acquarium

Susan Portin

Legal Counsel

Heartland Water Technologies

Sean Curran


Waterville Consulting

Raj Sharma


Sharma Group at Merrill Lynch

C.A. Webb


Kendall Square Association

Co - Founder

Underscore VC